FORSTER Search Results: “social work”

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Fields of Crystal

@ VOL 1 ON APR 16, 2014

Jim Frazier is a scientist, inventor and innovator. He has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal and and Oscar for his work with photographic lenses which have been used by the likes of David Attenborough. He paints crystal solutions which dry into a variety of patterns and when put under specific lighting produce a dazzling array of effects.  His work has been accepted by Hilary Clinton, Goldie Hawn and Sylvester Stallone.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 21, 2014.


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From the Summer of Love to Now

@ VOL 1 ON APR 16, 2014

H.Fish Fish exhibits from a stellar array of surreal art and expressionism. Fish displays work from album covers during the 'Summer of Love' for Jimi Hendrix, John Mayall and Albert King to work on the Batman and Dr Seuss Movies to work for Amnesty International, general progressive thought and political integrity.

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Getting it Just Right

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

As a local surf life-saver and regular ski-paddler, David Kernick has spent many years on the beautiful local waterways or surfing the beaches. His view of the local area comes from a different perspective to most as he regularly paddles in the late afternoon light and has seen many spectacular sunsets. This passion for water and low light is reflected in much of his photographic work and he enjoys the peacefulness and serenity of shooting nature, water, and landscapes. David also loves the social interaction of portrait photography and watching his subjects develop in confidence, capturing their personalities and in particular seeing the smile on their faces when they see the final product.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 15, 2014.

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@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

DoGsWooD:Working under the name of DoGsWooD affords me the unconscious and unbridled liberty to fully engage with the artist within’…

Gordon Elliott's work is often a personal and conceptual critique of issues of personal importance that speaks a universal language. Issues of the environment and the part humanity plays are often central to his work. The conscious, subconscious and unconscious behaviour, expressions and language are particular areas of interest, observation and inspiration.

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The Impossibility Of Nature

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

The repetitive use of natural detritus brings Shona Wilson closer to understanding the world we share. The materials themselves are storehouses of knowledge and information. They act as 'keys', unlocking doors to memory, science, history and imagination. Her current work increasingly responds to and reflects upon the cross-pollinations between nature, humans and culture, referencing in particular, plastics' invasion into the 'natural' world. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 29, 2014. 

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Whatever You Think

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 13, 2014

David talks about his experience of suffering a brain injury and subsequent stroke.  He explains how his art played a part of his rehabilitation and the work that he did to be able to live a normal life again for himself and family.

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The Lucky Country

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 13, 2014

Marc is an advocate for social justice and for the rights and living conditions of refugees waiting for judgement as to whether they will be allowed immigration visas.

Marc recounts his experiences as a social worker on the Australian Immigration Detention centre on the island of Nauru and the appalling conditions that refugees were had to endure due to the constraints of the Australian Government's Department of Immigration.

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Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, Joy

@ VOL 4 ON APR 22, 2015

"It's nothing to do with creating the perfect drawing, but just to capture the simplicity of an idea with complete freedom."

In "Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, and Joy" From PechaKucha Night Forster Vol. 4Ian Sercombe shares his highly contemplative and tranquil architectural work that is inspired by beauty, magic, and serenity. Ian utilizes traditional adobe and hand-drawn sketches to create energy efficient living spaces of beauty.

Ian creates designs with the use of rammed earth and traditional materials to enhance a lush warmth to the building that his priveleged clients call home in an energy efficient environment.

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Art Healing Hearts

@ VOL 4 ON APR 22, 2015

"Is amazing how the subconscious can be echoed through art."

In Art Healing Hearts from PechaKucha Forster Vol.4Tanayah Tooze shared her amazing journey of healing through art. She made artworks for cover band, mural, fundrasing and how she helps the disadvantaged children of Vietnam with her talents and genuine heart.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, October 3rd, 2013. 

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Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, and Joy

@ VOL 4 ON APR 22, 2015

"It's nothing to do with creating the perfect drawing, but just to capture the simplicity of an idea with complete freedom."

In "Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, and Joy" From PechaKucha Night Forster Vol. 4Ian Sercombe shares his highly contemplative and tranquil architectural work that is inspired by beauty, magic, and serenity. Ian utilizes traditional adobe and hand-drawn sketches to create energy efficient living spaces of beauty.


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Miami @ Miami Beach Convention Center
Dec 03, 2009


Glasgow @ The Lighthouse
Sep 26, 2012


Glasgow @ The Lighthouse
Dec 19, 2012


Kuopio @ Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi
Sep 23, 2014


Delhi @ Pearl Academy of Fashion
Mar 07, 2014

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Bonn @ WCCB World Conference Center Bonn
Jun 04, 2016


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Jan 18, 2017


Bratislava @ Kino Mladosť
Nov 09, 2016


Salamanca @ Complejo de Peñuelas de San Blas
Mar 22, 2018


Glasgow @ The Whisky Bond
Oct 25, 2018

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Autopsy of America

@ VOL 21 ON FEB 21, 2014

Enigmatic artist Seph Lawless uses his photographs to capture the abandoned, neglected areas of America as a metaphor for our decaying society. By transforming social media into a social movement, Seph hopes that his work will spark political debate and constructive dialogue.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 28, 2014.

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Making a Difference and Looking Ahead

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 13, 2016

Listen to four short success stories from a program in Broome, MADALAH House, an organisation that supports young indigenous australians through training, skill building, and most importantly direct mentoring.  

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Dance as an Agent for Social Change

@ VOL 14 ON MAY 18, 2016

Johnny Autin is an international dance artist and the creative director of Autin Dance Theatre. He’s talking about his choreographic work with professional performers and young dancers with the Man Made Youth Company and his emphasis on dance and physical theatre as agents for social change.

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Spatial and Social Politics

@ VOL 27 ON APR 12, 2016

Ric Warren shares on the geometric abstraction and the images that influence his aesthetic and current studio work. In a shift from architectural references, his studio work is currently experimenting with the motifs of casual sportswear as social and territorial signifier.

With a central focus on spatial and social politics, Ric Warren’s artworks are predominantly sculptural and sculptural installation. His work considers how our manmade surroundings have symbolic meaning beyond their basic functions and is influenced by the materials, forms and experiences of his urban surroundings, distilled through minimalist artistic sensibilities.

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Journey from Social Worker to Interior Designer

@ VOL 7 ON NOV 01, 2016

Mary Mansfield explores the path that led her from one seemingly different career path to another, yet identifies the similarities between the two.

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Giving Up Social Media For Lent

@ VOL 27 ON APR 07, 2016

Shay Francini has a grant writing certificate, earned two awards from the Michigan Association of Educational Broadcasters from her time at Specs Howard, and graduated from Wayne State University this May. She puts forth hard work and effort into everything, approaching new opportunities with an open mind.

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Life Design: Mentoring to end social poverty

@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

Andrew Dellis thinks of social change as something people want to do with their time, like getting fit, or having a great holiday. He left academia and found in mentoring a way to massively disrupt how we do social change. Would you donate an hour a week to end social poverty?

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Who is Hussain to me

@ VOL 37 ON SEP 19, 2018

Zahra Hussaini is originally Afghan, born in Iran and lived most of her life in Christchurch. She's studied Applied Science and is a Farsi language interpreter and a youth worker. Brought up in a family that loves to give back to the community and millions of people like herself take inspiration from Hussain ibn Ali.
She's always been passionate about helping people wherever possible so being part of who is Hussain has been an eye opening journey for her. Here she shares her story of “who is Hussain?" to her.

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Listening to the Minds of Children: An Act of Social Justice

@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

Stories from the work of Marla McLean as an Atelierista in a Reggio Emilia Inspired DC Public School. The Atelier (or Art Studio) with the Atelierista as a facilitator, disrupts and expands possibilities within a school. The 100 Languages, (access to and practice with diverse materials, media, making) offer children ages 3-6 the opportunity to make their ideas, wonders, and questions visible. Through carefully thought out projects and provocations, conditions are created for children to develop empathy, altruism, and interconnectedness with the world around them, creating ripples of hope in an unjust world.

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Design for Social Innovation

Time to start up our regular stream of presentations -- we have plenty coming -- starting with this one, "Design for Social Innovation," presented by two students from the Musashino Art University, about reconstruction efforts following 3/11. We also invite you to check out our Inspire Japan site, which we plan to start updating regularly soon with reports on the PK-sponsored reconstruction efforts.

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Criticizing Corporate Portraits, X-Ray as Social Medium and Art, and Some More Jumping from Tokyo

Presentations Tash Jefferies likes to dress in a colorful way and have big hair, in her work environment. In this funny presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 14), she takes a look at typical corporate profile photos, and tries to understand what the people behind them are thinking. In her presentation (from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 2), Lita Tirak tracks down the evolution of x-rays as a social medium and an art form. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is the poster that was produced for this past Sunday's PKN Lisbon Vol. 15, a very special edition that celebrated the city's International Festival for Comics & Illustration. The poster illustration is by Joana Afonso. A while back we shared the flyer that we made for tonight's PKN Tokyo Vol. 96 -- our big Tokyo Designers Week edition -- and here's a "sister" image that was also produced, which is part of tissue cases that we will be handing out at the event. As with the original flyer, the photo is by Michael Holmes and design by Luis Mendo. Yes, we do love jumping, and we'll soon share the new flyer we've produced for our regular Tokyo events, which continues the trend. Calendar As we mentioned yesterday, it's our big Tokyo Designers Week edition of PKN tonight (October 31) -- aka PKN Tokyo Vol. 96 -- and if you're in town, you won't want to miss it. Wednesday also includes the following three events: PKN Derby Vol. 7, PKN Mikkeli Vol. 1, and PKN Montevideo Vol. 8, and tomorrow we have PKN Bucharest Vol. 10.

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Design for Social Innovation

This presentation (at PKN Tokyo Vol. 97, in Japanese) was put together by a group of students participating in the Design for Social Innovation Class.  In this course, art students demonstrate what design can do for both the repair of Tohoku's image and its physical reconstruction. The project lasted 8 months -- its goals were to bring more people to the Tohoku area, and motivate local residents through art.

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Social Design in Japan

What exactly is social design?  In today's Presentation of the Day, "Social Design in Japan", (from a special PKN Tokyo held at the Heineken Star Lounge) editor Hiroyuki Ono explains that social design involves the integration an element of collaboration, and typically seeks to solve a public issue in a creative, positive way. Ono gives some examples of social design unique to the Japanese nation; among them are a children's clothing company that employs elderly women, a company producing skin care products for impoverished women, and an app that allows you to send real-life thank you goods to those around you.

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Albany, Vol 2. Work

Work it out, whistle while you work, putting in a good days work, working on it, that works… Work is such an important aspect of our daily lives and our common interactions.  We all work in different ways; we all perceive work as something different.  The line cook that opens their knife bag at 5:00pm is working just as the contactor that straps on their steel toed boots at 5:00am. We would like to welcome residents of Albany as well as people from all around the Bay Area to ‘Pecha Kucha in Albany, Volume 2’ and as you may have already deciphered, the theme is ‘Work’.  This event is free and will take place at the Albany Community Center on October 25th at 6:30pm.  We have very interesting presenters that range from Correctional officers to Urban Framers all centered around the theme of ‘Work’. The theme of work is one that is so broad we will never be able to cover its entirety in a month much less a few short hours.  That being said, this will be an opportunity for people to see the world through a lens that isn’t always considered, an opportunity to wear different hats for 6 minutes at a time.  If you are unfamiliar with the Pecha Kucha format here is a quick explanation; a presenter uses slides that change every 20 seconds, a total of 20 slides will make up the entire presentation.  Ideally the presenter will seamlessly transition between slides and take the audience along for an informative and intriguing journey of exploration.  To work is to be; we don’t mean that everyone has to have a job but we mean to state that everyone should have something that motivates them.  This definition is not set in stone but rather malleable and ever-changing.  The evolution of tasks and dedication may not always define you but most certainly an individual must define what they consider work. “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do” -Rumi


PechaKucha Night İstanbul Vol. 18 "Social Responsibility with Creative Touches"

Last 1 day to PechaKucha Night Istanbul Vol.18! Event place and presenters are ready to stage. We are waiting for the night. At this time, will take a look at  Social Responsibility from a creative perspectiveHow could we make the world a better place to live? What can we do for sustainability? What 'a creative touch' could add to social responsibility projects?  There will be so many projects on the stage from creative sectors. We are talking about urban transformation, lighting design, social media, design studios, ecology and etc etc. If you are in town, please join us, tomorrow at  YEM,  20.20 pm. And dont miss the night!

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PechaKucha Night Istanbul Vol.18 Social Responsibility with Creative Touches was held

                 PechaKucha Night İstanbul Vol. 18 was held at Building Information Center (YEM) on Thursday, December  19, 2013. In this volume, we had been looking for  at  social responsibility from a creative perspective. It was our last Pechakucha event for 2013.  In the night, 150-200 guests were with us.  9 speakers were on the stage with their projects on social responsiblity. We were talking about urban transformation, design, architecture, parks, ecology,  food, social media and more titles. Under the subjects of "how could we make the world a better place to live? what can we do for sustainability? what 'a creative touch' could add to social responsibility projects? " After the presentations, at the break time, presenters met with guests.  They answered questions and explained how can they involve in these projects at the real time. Now, we are really excited for 2014. Follow us for the new year headlines and events  

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Social Media Help

The PKN Tokyo team is looking for some help on spreading PechaKucha news through our social media channels (Facebook/Twitter) in Japanese. If you'd like to volunteer some help, please get in touch! All posts and tweets would be prepared in English, and just need to be translated in Japanese -- there would be an average of 5 a week, and they can all be prepared at the start of the week. Join the team!

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Data Science for Social Good

How can we make the world a better place using the power of data?  Big Brains, Big Buzzwords, and Big Hearts: in "Data Science for Social Good" from a special Table XI Table Talks event titled Technology for Social Good, Matt Gee tells us the story of how a disgruntled campaign staffer, a disgruntled PhD student, and a disgruntled journalist stumbled upon a way to make a little bit of good in the world with data.